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Lucky Dragons & David Behrman/Ben Vida

SOLD OUT! Lucky Dragons' Luke Fischbeck opens his project room with a 4-cjannel sound environment and David Behrman/Ben Vida will perform in our gallery one night only. Also on view this night: Gamelatron Jalan Jiwo (final night) and Babyharvester's slice castle pizzeria and arcade. Free. RSVP list is closed. No admittance after 7pm.

Lucky Dragons is an ongoing collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Active as a band since 2000, they are known for their participatory approach to making music, radically inclusive live shows, and their playfully humanistic use of digital tools. Fischbeck and Rara have presented collaborative work in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Centre Georges Pompidou, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, London's Institute for Contemporary Art, The Kitchen and PS1 in New York, REDCAT and LACMA in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian's Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others.

David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as musical compositions for performance in concerts. Most of his pieces feature flexible structures and the use of technology in personal ways; the compositions usually rely on interactive real-time relationships with imaginative performers.

Ben Vida is a composer, improviser and sound artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Utilizing analog and digital synthesizing technologies, Vida’s compositions focus on aural phenomena and sound localization. Vida co-founded the group Town and Country, produced three records of world musique concrete under the name Bird Show and plays in the band Soft Circle. In collaboration with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Greg Davis, he creates cross-control voltage integrated improvisations and real time automatic group compositions.

Sumi Ink Club

Sumi Ink Club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck (the collaborative partnership "Lucky Dragons"). Following a set of simple rules, the club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings that can be organised by anyone at any time. Sumi Ink Club meetings have occurred in a wide variety of contexts, including The Getty Center (Los Angeles), University of North Carolina, Rice University, Headlands Center for the Arts, Museo Universitario del Chopo (Mexico City), Gallery One (Melbourne, Australia), San Diego Museum of Art, Riverside Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and The University of Texas Visual Art Center, as well as in countless informal situations around the world. http://sumiinkclub.com
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David Behrman

David Behrman has been active as a composer and artist since the 1960s. Over the years he has made sound and multimedia installations for gallery spaces as well as musical compositions for performance in concerts. Most of his pieces feature flexible structures and the use of technology in personal ways; the compositions usually rely on interactive real-time relationships with imaginative performers. David Behrman & Ben Vida will perform at the Clocktower Gallery in a double bill with Lucky Dragons on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 6pm. RSVP to events@artonair.org. Unforeseen Events, Refractive Light, My Dear Siegfried... and Quick Silver are among Behrman's works for soloists and small ensembles. Recordings of his works are published by Lovely Music, XI, Alga Marghen and Classic Masters. XI has also released a double CD set entitled "My Dear Siegfried."
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Lucky Dragons

In July of 2011 the Clocktower Gallery hosted the experimental music group Lucky Dragons, based in Los Angeles. Lucky Dragons' Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara have the uncanny ability to transmutate everyday sounds into catchy and alluring melodies. Often interactive and always fascinating, Lucky Dragons performances integrate elements of sound and video art with a pop-music mentality. Recorded live ain our upstairs tower gallery and hosted by Performance Curator Joe Ahearn.
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